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San Bernardino, Inyo, Mono Counties, CA June 3, 2014 Election
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Paul Hannosh
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 8


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Questions & Answers

1. In this time of high unemployment and budget deficits, what are the most important steps that should be taken to improve our nationís economy and sustain job creation?

I support the Fair Tax(HR 25) which has been endorsed by 73 Congressman, including Tom Mclintock and Darrell Issa. This would abolish the IRS and replace it with a national consumption tax and bring a tidal wave of jobs back to America. Under our current income tax system, all American made products have an embedded 22% tax on them which gives a competitive advantage to imports. The Fair Tax would level the playing field and restore our hollowed out manufacturing base.

2. What, if any, changes should be made to federal health care policies or programs?

Obamacare is a disaster that has cost my family over $4,000 a year in increased premiums and I will repeal or defund it.

3. What are your priorities with respect to our nationís energy policy?

I believe conservation is important as well as using clean, safe nuclear energy. Currently we have lots of unused nuclear "waste" that is sitting in dumps that could be used in plutonium reactors to provide clean, cheap energy with minimal waste and impact on the environment. This would also help us to move away from the "Petrodollar" which has lead to wars and instability the Middle-East.

4. What, if any, changes should be made with respect to our nationís security, including our national defense or anti-terrorism measures?

I would get rid of the TSA as it does not appear to be that effective and private security could do the job cheaper with less inconvenience to passengers. We need to profile groups that have a high propensity towards terroristic activity. Government should be focusing on spying on these individuals and not violating innocent Americans 4th Amendment rights.

5. What is your position on the issue of immigration reform? What, if any, changes to legislation or policy would you support?

I oppose amnesty and would bring our soldiers back from Germany, Japan and elsewhere and put them on our borders where they can do some good interdicting drug smugglers, terrorists and illegal aliens. A nation that does not control it's borders is not really a nation.

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